Rooms, rates & availability

Current inventory and competitive rates help attract travelers to your property. Our easy-to-use tools can help.

Best for:

All properties

Used for:

Keeping rooms and rates up to date

Benefit:

Maximize booking opportunity, minimize relocations

Overview

Every day you strive for a precise balance between filling rooms without overbooking. Our tools make it easy to implement a multi-season strategy you can quickly tune, making micro-adjustments to align with changing traveler demand.

  • Maximize traveler visibility with 365 days of inventory
  • Reduce the risk of relocation by actively managing availability
  • Increase your booking potential by offering multiple room types and rate plans

How it works

As important as it is, keeping your rooms, rates and inventory current across multiple channels can be daunting. Our tools are designed to maximize productivity and give you the control you need to profitably run your business.

  • Add or update rooms, rates and availability in Partner Central or the Partner Central app.
  • Use the bulk update tool to add or adjust existing information across multiple room types at the same time.
  • Update your fees, policies and restrictions.
  • Automate your updates using a connectivity solution.

45% of Partner Central users visit the Rooms, Rates & Availability pages regularly.

 

Expedia Group, 2019.

“We only have to update one place for all these different listings and translations. If I want to mark that we have breakfast, I make one change, and Partner Central updates Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz... and it makes sense in all their different languages.”

Jean-Michel P

Director of Revenue

Hôtel Pur Québec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

FAQs

Rev+ is a free tool (no subscription required) featuring a real-time data flow that provides a current view of occupancy, compression and competitive pricing. Unlike other reports that have some lag, Rev+ reveals the market conditions for that day, week, month and year ahead.

Use these step-by-step instructions to review Rev+ opportunities in Partner Central. 

You can make updates to your comp set every 15 days to keep pace with changes in your market.

Steps for customizing your competitive set are available here. 

Learn how to avoid guest relocations in Partner Central. To eliminate same-day arrivals, consider setting a booking cutoff restriction to specify how many days in advance a guest must book before check-in.  Read more on how to do this here.

We can help you save time in so many ways. For example, you can bulk upload room inventory and availability to quickly make updates across multiple room types.  Read our step-by-step instructions to learn more. You could also consider getting connected to automatically update your property’s rates and availability across all of the travel sites you work with. Read more on how to do this here

Our easy-to-use platform, Partner Central, will be the primary location for managing reservations, loading inventory, changing rates and keeping your listing up to date. Many partners opt to use a connectivity provider to link our systems and automatically perform daily tasks. They log in to Partner Central to leverage our more advanced tools including competitive set analysis, real-time market pricing and other marketing programs. If you have any problems, our local teams are ready to help.

Yes. Expedia Group partners have access to a suite of tools and data insights that help you develop and execute a profitable revenue management strategy. We're constantly innovating and publishing best-practice guidance to support your success.

An online travel agency (OTA) is a key part of your distribution strategy. If your goal is to reach more travelers and attract those who will be happiest at your property, an OTA can help.

At Expedia Group the breadth of our travel supply attracts travelers who are researching, planning and booking travel. They often plan far in advance, stay longer at your property and spend more. In addition to helping you fill your rooms, we provide tools and market insights to help you provide outstanding guest experiences and grow your business.

We are one of the world’s leading travel marketplaces, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes both globally recognized and locally relevant travel brands, including Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity and more. Learn more in our About Us section.

No. To keep your workload to a minimum, we automatically email the guest to confirm the reservation.

You can easily cancel a reservation on behalf of a guest in Partner Central. If a cancellation fee applies, you can charge the linked Expedia Virtual Card on the cancellation date.

Yes. The Messages tool in Partner Central allows communication with guests before they arrive and we're happy to include check-in instructions with your property listing. 

As an Expedia Group partner, you choose how you want to accept guest payments. Options include leveraging our secure payment processing to have travelers pay online when they book and charging an Expedia Group issued virtual credit card for payment at check-out. You can also have guests pay you directly at check-out and compensate Expedia Group.

To appeal to the broadest number of travelers, you can choose to offer both options and let the guests decide what's best for them.

It isn't a problem if your property doesn't accept credit cards. We'll make sure your listing communicates how you accept payment (cash, check, credit card, etc.) so travelers are prepared when they arrive. We'll confirm with you in a call to welcome you to the Expedia Group family.

In addition to providing an easy-to-use and secure experience for travelers to book your rooms, Expedia Group invests heavily in advertising, digital marketing and social media promotion to attract consumers from around the world to your market and individual property.

We are constantly mining our data for insights and emerging travel trends so we can both innovate and develop the best set of free and robust tools that enable you to grow your business. We also operate traveler and partner support centers to help solve the sticky logistical issues that inevitably arise when people set out to explore the world.